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23rd February 2018
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Introducing 'next generation' of self-cleaning, antimicrobial ceramic tiles
Greek nanotechnology company NanoPhos and Spanish ceramic tile manufacturer Keraben, have co-developed Lifeker, an innovative line of self-cleaning and self-sterilising ceramic tiles. The tiles get these useful properties through the use of SurfaShield coating technology developed by NanoPhos, which is activated simply by the energy of surrounding light (either sunlight or artificial lighting) rather than through the use of chemicals.
The photocatalytic action of SurfaShield continuously decomposes organic stains and environmental pollutants without being consumed. The use of this technology protects humans from infectious microbes, eliminates fungus growth and minimises the need for cleaning and sterilising products. Indeed, it has been estimated that a run of 1000 square meters of Lifeker tiles is on equally footing as 60 trees when it comes to the ability to decompose pollutants!
SurfaShield technology, received the prestigious GAIA award during the 2010 International Building & Construction Show BIG5 in Dubai for its environmentally friendly and innovative profile.
The Keraben Group is a multinational ceramic tiles company that manufactures and sells ceramic tiles, special pieces, accessories, hydromassage systems and shower solutions. The Group's international growth has been accompanied by the creation of a vast distribution network based on its own stores and distributors as well as sales offices abroad, placing its products in more than 120 countries.
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8th April 2011